Maegoeswest 6 Year Anniversary

WordPress notified me that on this day six years ago, I started this blog. I dreamed of writing a travel blog, so I decided to finally take the plunge in 2014. It was a time when I was grieving and very depressed, so this blog was the perfect distraction but also a reliable way to …

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Diet Culture Post Chemo and Surgery

Disclaimer: This post discusses my experience with diets and food restrictions. If that's not your thing, please skip this entry. Before I was diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cancer, I explored Intuitive Eating (IE) for the first time. It was the thing that I had been waiting for all my life. That sounds dramatic, but it's …

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Mary Maegan Brundage, January 14, 19 something: The Final Chapter of this Cancer Story

And now, as promised, the exciting conclusion (still read that in a 90s movie trailer voice. I have been rewatching a lot of 90s movies...)! Moving Forward: I went to my gyn onc on Monday and he gave me the BEST news! I don't have to do any radiation, so I'm essentially done with active …

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Mary Maegan Brundage, January 14, 19 something: A Cancer Story

I've been writing these posts in my head for about three weeks now. What happened in surgery, how I'm recovering physically and emotionally, and my treatment plan moving forward has been a lot for me to digest and then put into coherent words. This may not be coherent, but this is my stream of consciousness …

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My Surprising Revelation About my Infertility

Content warning: this post discusses my experience with infertility which I realize is a trigger for many. If that's your experience, you may want to skip this post. My friends' kiddo, James My total hysterectomy in April 2019 rendered me unable to have children. After much, much reflection on this, I am very surprised at …

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The Problem is Not Our Bodies, It’s Our Selfies

Photo by Colm Durham. Find him on Instagram @remainingcolm Did you know that the camera on your phone creates a slight distortion in pictures, specifically that it can enlarge noses up to 30%? According to plastic surgeons across the nation, rhinoplasties have increased by a huge margin. Rhinoplasty patients often continue to be unsatisfied with …

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